Eleanor Petkau

Ellie Petkau

Saturday, February 6th, 1937 - Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Peacefully on Thursday, August 13, Eleanor Ruth (Braun) Petkau went home to be with her Lord and Saviour at the age of 83 years.

Predeceased by her husband John George Petkau in 2015, lovingly remembered by her sons Randy (Melody), Brent (Christine), Mark and Chris; grandchildren Jena (Simon), Ben and Haley (Levi), Jonathan (Crystal), Josh and Rachel ; great-grandchildren Sofia and Alora: foster children Cathy, Derelda and Irene (passed); brothers Arthur, Harry, Dick Braun (passed) and many nieces and nephews.

Born on February 6, 1937, in Rathwell, Manitoba, she moved with her family to Winnipeg MB when she was a child. She worked as a secretary after secondary school until she married John in 1957. Ellie was a profoundly caring person and talented artistically, painting almost all her life using oils and watercolour. Her love for art and creation extended to teaching others to love and create art. She especially loved to teach children, working individually and in classroom settings at several Hutterite colonies. She was a member of several artist collectives and her art is displayed in many locations. She also showed her creative gifts through sewing, gardening, decorating and baking. She created a warm and welcoming environment at the farm and over the years shared her special brand of hospitality with everyone who came to visit. Those who met Ellie experienced her love and attention.

A funeral service for Ellie will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, August 24, 2020, at Oakville Cemetery, 2.5 miles North of Oakville. The family wishes this to be safe for all and ask that we practice social distancing. Please bring your own lawn chairs if you desire to be seated and an umbrella may be helpful to protect from the sun.
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  • Service

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 10:00am
    Oakville Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Pastor Bob Enns
  • Interment

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 10:00am
    Oakville Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Oakville, Manitoba
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Private Condolence

Jeanne Bohn (Tibbett)

Posted at 12:58am
So sorry to hear of the passing of Ellie. Although it has been years since I saw her I remember her lovely personality. She was a lovely woman and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May you find comfort knowing she is with our Lord and Savior.

Judy and Leonard Essay

Posted at 05:56pm
Ellie was such a wonderful caring friendly person with a wonderful artistic talent! She made the world a better place!

Donalda Tibbett

Posted at 02:48pm
My thoughts and prayers are with Ellie’s family at this sad time.

Susan Becker

Posted at 12:39pm
We are very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Treasure your memories; they are a blessing.

Ruth Giesbrecht

Posted at 09:42pm
My thoughts and prayers are with Ellie’s family. She was a very loving and caring lady.

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